Calamander Unawatuna Beach
2017

Calamander Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna , Galle, Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka, 8000
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    What guests are saying:
    All in all we are satisfied. Diner is not recommended., was not tasty at all.
    Spartak from Georgia
    Family with young children
    Great location, rooms are clean, nice pools, the breakfast was nice although I couldn't find anything to eat.
    Shani from Sri Lanka
    Couple
    good enough. thanks
    haesung from South Korea
    Couple
    Need to improve breakfast menu as we stayed 4 nights and same food every morning.
    kaluarachchige from Australia
    Family with young children
    Would definitely come back again
    katarzyna from United States
    Couple
    Location and service is good. I was a bit disappointed when it came to see that there's no pump for the flat basketball, really old tabletennis bats - after all, those things cost a little part of what they charge per night... Great pools
    Thomas from Denmark
    Family with young children
    good place, nice beach
    haesung from South Korea
    Couple
    Staff were so friendly and overall hotel was relaxing with great food and swimming pool!
    gemma from United Kingdom
    Couple
    My wife and I were looking for a hotel to spend a couple of days in Unawatuna. We came across Calamander and were very happy with their cleanliness and the hospitality of the staff.
    Tariq from Sri Lanka
    Family with young children
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    7.9
    Very good
    /10
    (586 reviews)See what guests said
    8.4
    Excellent

    "Overall the family enjoyed very well."

    SIVALINGAM

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    April 19, 2018

    8.0
    Excellent cleanliness
    Recommended by 86% of guests

    Property highlights

    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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    8.6
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    Excellent location
    Value for money7.3
    Distance to city center4 km
    Location rating8.6
    Nearest airportKoggala Airport - Domestic (KCT)
    Distance to airport8.2 km
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    7.8
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Standard Garden View
    Standard Garden View
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    • Room size: 24.15 m²/260 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Superior Ocean View
    Superior Ocean View
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Partial sea view
    • 1 king bed
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    Family Suite Pool View
    Family Suite Pool View
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 king bed
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    Family Suite Sea View
    Family Suite Sea View
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 1 king bed
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    Standard Double Room
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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              What people love about the property

              • 8.0
                Very good

                "Food good buffet and breakfast best omelettes."

                colin

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                April 17, 2016

              • 7.7
                Very good

                "The bar with happy hours is really good for mojitos in sunset."

                Gregoire

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                March 1, 2016

              • 8.4
                Excellent

                "The staff are helpful and professional."

                Renee

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                April 15, 2017

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              9.2
              Exceptional

              "Beautiful place with really good customer service!"

              Dileepa T.

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              January 8, 2018

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              8.0
              Very good

              "The rooms are generally clean and comfortable."

              Marlene

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              January 25, 2017

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              7.9
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              Cleanliness8.0
              Facilities7.8
              Location8.6
              Room comfort and quality7.8
              Service8.0
              Value for money7.3
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              8.0
              Excellent
              Therese from Norway
              Family with young children
              Family Suite Pool View
              Stayed 4 nights in December 2018
              Great location, perfect for families”
              Great location. OK restaurant and facilities. Easy to get to Jungle Beach, Galle, Udawalawe etc. Staff is not very friendly and a lot of maintenance is going on. A bit old, but looked like one of the best hotels in area. The kids loved it. Would recommend to stay at beach side of road as it is very busy
              Reviewed December 21, 2018
              Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear that your kids loved their stay with us. We apologize for any inconvenience regarding the maintenance work, that is all finished now and we will not be doing any work during the season. Kind regards, The Management
              Responded December 23, 2018
              Calamander Unawatuna Beach
              8.8
              Excellent
              Jawad from Pakistan
              Family with young children
              Standard Garden View
              Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
              Nice hotel on the beach”
              Really had a wonderful stay...room was of good size...if you want to live just on the beach then this is a place for you...the beakfast was okish...nothing special...but the staff was very cooperative...if weather is fine you could really enjoy the beach...pool was a bit small but still enjoyable
              Reviewed October 15, 2018
              Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do have 2 pools available of which one is a lap pool 25m long with a glass front overlooking the beach and the Sun Pool, a spacious pool with outdoor jacuzzi and close to our kids paddling pool. Kind regards, The Management
              Responded December 23, 2018
              Calamander Unawatuna Beach
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Carol from New Zealand
              Couple
              Standard Garden View
              Stayed 5 nights in August 2018
              Awesome location”
              Unfortunately they were digging up the grounds during our stay to fix something, and we had an awful smell in our bathroom coming from the drain. After a couple of days we got moved to a different room though and that one was fine. The red swimming pool was also closed. Despite all that, we had a fantastic stay there. What really sells this hotel is the location, right on Unawatuna beach. Breakfast was great. Also, there are plenty of places along the beach to eat and you can walk along the beach to the temple. It's a cheap tuk-tuk ride to Gaille, which is definately worth a visit. We originally were going to stay in Gaille itself and so pleased we stayed at the beach area instead. I would definately go back to this hotel.
              Reviewed September 14, 2018
              8.8
              Excellent
              Vasanta
              Couple
              Standard Garden View
              Stayed 3 nights in September 2018
              20th year”
              I have been coming here for the last 2 decades! The over all ambience is fabulous. We stayed in 227 with partial sea view. The warm water pool and jacuzzi is most appreciated. A big thank you to room service for refreshing our room so pristinely! One can’t help but thank Reception, Restaurant and pool staff for their due diligence to my peculiarities!
              Reviewed September 12, 2018
              8.8
              Excellent
              Amrith from Sri Lanka
              Couple
              Family Suite Pool View
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
              Great Location”
              The location of this hotel is fantastic. In the middle of the bay and on the beach. There are some great restaurants next door on the beach. Room is a bit basic but more than enough as you barely spend any time in the room anyway.
              Reviewed March 08, 2018
              8.8
              Excellent
              Amrith from Sri Lanka
              Couple
              Standard Double Room
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
              Great Location”
              This hotel has a great location on the bay in Unawatuna. As soon as you step onto the beach you have a couple really good sea food restaurants and you can swim right in front of the hotel in the Ocean. Plenty of parking as well.
              Reviewed January 10, 2018
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Kevin from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Standard Garden View
              Stayed 6 nights in November 2017
              Great location”
              Just back from calamander unawatuna beach , great location on the beach , staff were very attentive , room was good size felt really at home there, all in all great place to be if you want stay at unawatuna beach
              Reviewed November 17, 2017
              9.2
              Exceptional
              AMELIE from France
              Family with young children
              Family Suite Pool View
              Stayed 3 nights in October 2017
              Perfect for families ”
              Second time we are going - ideal for families with young children ! two pools, spacious rooms, nice beach, dinner on the beach, watersports One recommendation: Buffet would deserve more variety especially for vegetarians
              Reviewed November 07, 2017
              9.2
              Exceptional
              AMELIE from France
              Family with young children
              Family Suite Pool View
              Stayed 2 nights in September 2017
              Perfect place for families ”
              What a breakfast ! what a beach ! 2 pools - large room with immense bathroom: ideal when you have kids and luggage.- many water sports - you can have dinner on the beach (what a treat :)) I would recommend improved menu for vegetarians and vegans and also a tip box for the staff (the staff asks individually which is sometimes a little uncomfortable and when they are so many its difficult to be fair - I like the idea of giving a nice amount at the end to be shared among the staff, to all those who contribute to make our stay beautiful ,even those we cannot see) - Its so perfect for a family holiday that I am sending my parents and children tomorrow once more :) !!!!
              Reviewed October 24, 2017
              10.0
              Exceptional
              steven from United States
              Couple
              Family Suite Pool View
              Stayed 2 nights in February 2015
              Great Stay at the Calamander!”
              Clean; Water front; Great View, Great Breakfast~
              We had an ocean view room with a balcony. The room was super clean with a large and comfortable bed and sitting area. The bathroom was huge with shower and Jacuzzi! Loved having breakfast each day in the open air restaurant overlooking the water. The staff was friendly, courteous, and helpful. The grounds of the resort were beautifully attended . There was a wooden pier that jutted into the bay. We enjoyed having drinks there and watching the sunset. The only drawback is that this part of the bay has been damaged by the tsunami and there is no beach...just large boulders placed to stop erosion. A short walk along the rocks will bring you to the sand.... It would be nice if the hotel could make this pathway smoother and safer. The hotel is presently in a construction stage...building a larger pool and play area. This will be extremely helpful as the pool is super small now..more a lap pool than anything and is filled to the brim with children...so not to inviting for adults. There are some beach chairs in the grass by this small pool, too few for the number of guests. These chairs were always "taken" by breakfast so we weren't able to "hang out" there...we would walk on the rocks toward the northern part of the bay and find chairs in the sand in front of the various restaurants. Overall, I believe that this is the best hotel/resort in Unawatuna and would highly recommend it to others!
              Reviewed February 28, 2015
              8.7
              Excellent
              Rebecca from Australia
              Couple
              Standard Garden View
              Stayed 2 nights in February 2015
              This hotel is just about to become the best in una”
              The food and drinks are superb. The staff genuinely want to please you. The location and the pending facilities surpass anything in the area.
              I stayed there a year ago and it was fine. I was with my sister and we drank cocktails by the old pool and enjoyed the most stunning breakfast view and food you could ask for. But this time, with my husband, the vibe has somehow shifted. It's better. Last time I left thinking I MIGHT return. And I did. And I will continue to. This place is going from strength to strength, I hope we can continue to afford to stay here!
              Reviewed February 20, 2015
              8.0
              Excellent
              Rachel from United Kingdom
              Family with young children
              Family Suite Pool View
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2014
              Calamander unawatuna hotel”
              The luxury room are huge with great sofa bed for kids & king bes for patents. Great latge bathroom with Jacuzzi bath.
              Our stay was great - the beach isn't large as the errosion is a problem but there are sunbeds & nice spaces for playing footie, volleyball, badminton etc & only a 10 min walk down the beach to a cafe with beach beds & goid swimming. I would say the hotel is actually nicer than it looks on their website! The bar was nice & food ok. The pool area is nice & quiet & goodfor kids but really needs painting/renovating a little.
              Reviewed April 13, 2014
              8.7
              Excellent
              martyn from United Kingdom
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 6 nights in April 2013
              comfortable as always”
              central location, clean, attentive staff
              stayed here a few times, always in larger room with jacuzzi, the place has had many improvements since it was taken over by calamander, new rooms also look nice, however it is a shame that the beach front shown in pics no longer exists as it has been washed away due to poor development planning of a barrage which was actually supposed to help protect the beach, obviously not the hotels fault but do be aware of this if planning a trip to unawatuna
              Reviewed March 20, 2014
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Taiga from Australia
              Couple
              Standard Garden View
              Stayed 2 nights in June 2013
              very relaxing”
              free upgrade, superior room with jacuzzi, right on the beach
              We had just completed a 12 day bike ride across the island and needed a little luxury to end....we were upgraded as this was off season and major renovations were being carried out. The room was superior and very nicely decorated. The location was perfect for relaxing by the pool or on the beach.
              Reviewed June 25, 2013
              8.7
              Excellent
              Jan-Christian from Germany
              Solo traveler
              Standard Garden View
              Stayed 1 night in May 2013
              Comfortable stay, great surroundings”
              Location, Great Room, Good breakfast
              Lovely hotel right by the beach. Even had the luck to swim with a sea turtle that came close to shore. Very recommended for someone searching for a nicer not ridiculously priced hotel. The rooms are fantastic after the refurbishment and fullfill all your needs.
              Reviewed May 09, 2013
              9.3
              Exceptional
              Sandun from Sri Lanka
              Business traveler
              Standard Garden View
              Stayed 1 night in March 2013
              Best Place to stay in Unawatuna Beach”
              Love the Restaurant, both indoor and on the beach
              stayed for one night on business, the rooms are clean and spacious specially after the renovation. The house keeping staff were excellent and were very polite Nice big pool. The restaurant provided an excellent service, good food, specially their pizza! Unwatuna beach is breathtaking, and refreshing. Overall very relaxing place to stay in Unawatuna Beach.
              Reviewed March 11, 2013
              9.3
              Exceptional
              Amal from Australia
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 1 night in February 2013
              Great option if you are after luxury on the beach”
              Right in front of the beach, great service, good restaurant
              I stayed here briefly for one night after a stay in Talpe. The room was very spacious and comfortable. Another selling point is the fact the hotel is situated right on the doorstep to one of Sri Lanka's most popular beaches. I had a relaxing time soaking in the sun's rays and cooling off at the wonderful beach. Staff were all very friendly and professional.
              Reviewed March 09, 2013
              8.7
              Excellent
              david from Australia
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 2 nights in January 2013
              Great food, lovely resort”
              Cheap breakfast/dinner buffet ($6), very large and comfortable rooms
              Paid 9500 LKR for a taxi from the airport to this property. Check-in was prompt and efficient. My room was large, clean and well-appointed. The breakfast/dinner buffet is cheap $6 and had decent food. The Union Jack flying outside the main building is very classy and traditional. My only criticism is that I wanted to stay an extra night, and when I went to the front desk at 11PM they were unable to tell me whether there was space the following night and advised me to come back at 8AM the next morning.
              Reviewed January 17, 2013
              8.0
              Excellent
              Florian from Germany
              Couple
              Standard Garden View
              Stayed 4 nights in November 2011
              Reasonable alternative in the Galle area”
              Good location right on one of the best beaches the area
              we stayed for 3 nights and were satisfied. rooms are clean, bright and spacious. beds are also comfortable. staff is always friendly. they have tv and free wifi in the room. good breakfast buffet selection in the restaurant right next to the beach. great way to start your day. convenient located between galle and to explore the country further soouth.
              Reviewed November 26, 2011
              8.3
              Excellent
              Neil from Australia
              Solo traveler
              Standard Garden View
              Stayed 1 night in July 2011
              Great accommodation on a beautiful beach”
              located right on the beach, modern, clean room, stylish, good buffet
              Bit pricey for Sri Lanka, but couldn't fault the food, location, room, view, cleanliness etc. Unawatuna is a beautiful beach and this place is right on it. Galle is only a 20min? tuk-tuk ride away, and well worth a half day's exploration. I missed the stilt fishermen, but they were supposed to be somewhere along the coast around here - check with the staff or tuk tuk drivers.
              Reviewed August 10, 2011
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